Blueprint is designed to fit your interests and your schedule. Using the upcoming workshop pages below as your guide, all you need to do is choose which workshops you wish to attend, register using the links provided, attend the session, and have the facilitator sign your Blueprint tracking card at the end.

You will need to attend the required number of workshops in each of the learning areas – which adds up to eight workshops in total. For the Personal Interest workshop slot, you may select and record any workshop on any topic you wish (including extra workshops from the other learning areas).

You can also get the latest information on upcoming workshops in the Ultra-Helpful Weekly Email, which will be sent to your email address once you register for the Blueprint program

Contents

Academic Skills December workshops in the academic skills learning area
Leadership, Equity and Civic Engagement December workshops in the leadership, equity and civic engagement learning area
Career Exploration December workshops in the career exploration learning area
Health and Well-being December workshops in the health and well-being learning area
Personal Interest December workshops that you may be interested in
Involvement Activities This week's highlights

Academic Skills

Exam Prep Series: Juggling Multiple Exams

Tuesday, December 4, 2 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5, 2 – 3 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Seminar Room, 214 College Street)

Short and personalized exam ready prep skills delivered by Learning Strategists. Topics for this workshops includes preparing for multiple choice exams, writing essay and long answer exams, memorization techniques

and how to study for multiple exams. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca    (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Academic Success)

 

Exam Prep Series: Tackling Multiple Choice Exams 

Tuesday, December 4, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5, 4 – 5 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Seminar Room, 214 College Street)

Short and personalized exam ready prep skills delivered by Learning Strategists. Topics for this workshops includes preparing for multiple choice exams, writing essay and long answer exams, memorization techniques

and how to study for multiple exams. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca    (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Academic Success)

 

Exam Prep Series: Writing Essays and Long Answer Exams

Tuesday, December 4, 4 – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Seminar Room, 214 College Street)

Short and personalized exam ready prep skills delivered by Learning Strategists. Topics for this workshops includes preparing for multiple choice exams, writing essay and long answer exams, memorization techniques

and how to study for multiple exams. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca    (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Academic Success)

 

Exam Prep Series: Memorization Techniques 

Monday, December 3, 2 - 3 p.m

Thursday, December 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. [new]

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Seminar Room, 214 College Street)

Short and personalized exam ready prep skills delivered by Learning Strategists. Topics for this workshops includes preparing for multiple choice exams, writing essay and long answer exams, memorization techniques

and how to study for multiple exams. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca    (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Academic Success)

 

Exam Prep Series: Problem Solving Exams for STEM Courses

Thursday, December 6, 4-5 p.m. [new]

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Seminar Room, 214 College Street)

Short and personalized exam ready prep skills delivered by Learning Strategists. Topics for this workshops includes preparing for multiple choice exams, writing essay and long answer exams, memorization techniques

and how to study for multiple exams. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca    (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Academic Success)

 

Exam Prep Series: Effective Studying at the Last Minute 

Monday, December 3, 4 - 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. [new]

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Seminar Room, 214 College Street)

Short and personalized exam ready prep skills delivered by Learning Strategists. Topics for this workshops includes preparing for multiple choice exams, writing essay and long answer exams, memorization techniques

and how to study for multiple exams. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca    (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Academic Success)

   

Staying Resilient and Managing Stress through End of Term

Wednesday, December 5, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Blackburn Room/Room 4036, Robarts Library (130 St. George Street)

This workshop will discuss the topic of resiliency and stress, exploring the ways that strategies for building resiliency can be used by students at times of acute academic pressure. We will discuss daily practices that can help to maintain intellectual and emotional balance during exams, and ways of using the holiday period to prepare for the new term. Offered by Academic Success.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca    (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Academic Success)

 

In addition to what is listed above, many academic success workshops may count towards completion of this section. To check eligibility, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca.

Leadership, Equity and Civic Engagement

Student Initiative Fund (SIF) Information Session [new]

Thursday, December 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Room 321, 21 Sussex Avenue ( 3rd Floor)

Do you have a great idea for an activity at U of T but need money to make it happen?  The Student Initiative Fund (SIF) offers financial support for projects that enhance the student experience and foster a sense of community at the University. Your project could be eligible for up to $3000 in funding! This information session will enable you to learn more about the Student Initiative Fund, discuss your application idea, meet with peers, and get support with your application. Offered by Clubs and Leadership

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca  (under Events & Workshop Calendar > Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs)

 

In addition to what is listed above, many leadership and civic engagement workshops may count towards completion of this section. To check eligibility, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca

Career Exploration

Career Chats [new]

Thursday, December 6, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Main Floor, 214 College Street, Group Room A)

Join a small group of your peers and a Career Educator for a Career Chat, where you will learn from each other and unpack questions to develop a personal networking strategy. snacks will be provided. Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

No registration required. For session topics please check http://clnx.utoronto.ca  for the session topic (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)

 

Exploring Meaningful Work

Friday, December 4, 12 - 2 p.m.

Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre (Seminar Room, 214 College Street)

This workshop will show you how your interests, values and strengths can help you identify possible career possibilities. Through interactive activities, we will explore the following questions: What do I like to do? What matters to me?

What am I good at? Offered by Career Exploration & Education.

NOTE: May count as either a Leadership & Civic Engagement or Career Exploration workshop.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca    (under Events & Workshop Calendar > St. George Career Exploration & Education)
 

In addition to what is listed above, many career development workshops may count towards completion of this section. To check eligibility, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca.

Health and Well-being

Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together 

Thursday, December 6, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m. [new]

Meeting Room, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Third Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)

This series of discussions bring together students with an interest in studying Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures. Each week features a close reading of scripture that opens new conversations and discovers interesting relationships across the three faiths. Students from all religious and academic backgrounds are welcome to participate. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre.

Register by email: multi.faith@utoronto.ca  (please include your name and student number)

 

Brown Girls Yoga

Thursday, December 6, 5:10-6 p.m. [new]

Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre at Koffler House (Second Floor, 569 Spadina Avenue)

These workshops are an opportunity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, who currently or formerly identify as female to come together and practice yoga techniques that will increase your relaxation and resiliency. This is a Queer-positive and Trans-positive space, and all bodies, sizes and levels are welcome. If possible, please bring your own yoga mat, although some are available for you to use. Offered by the Multi-Faith Centre, First Nations House, and the Centre for Women and Trans People.

NOTE: These sessions are intended for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, who currently or formerly identify as female.

No registration required.

 

Mindful Yoga and Meditation

Monday, December 10, 5:30 – 6 p.m. [new]

Goldring Centre, 3rd Floor (100 Devonshire Place)

Be more calm, confident and centered. Practice mindfulness meditation with yoga to increase relaxation, resiliency, and focus. These classes are part of the Mindful Moments program.

No registration required.

 

Aqua-fit [new]

December 10, 2:10-3 p.m.

December 17, 2:10 – 3 p.m.

Hart House Pool, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle)

An invigorating deep-water workout with all the benefits of a fitness class and no stress on joints! Participants should feel comfortable in deep water with the use of a buoyancy belt.

No registration required.

 

In addition to what is listed above, many health and well-being workshops, mindfulness workshops, fitness classes and yoga classes may count towards completion of this section. To check eligibility, please e-mail blueprint@utoronto.ca.

There are drop-in group fitness classes offered every week at the Athletic Centre, located at 55 Harbord Street, the Goldring Centre, located at 100 Devonshire Place, and Hart House, located at 7 Hart House Circle. Classes range from aerobics to dance to circuit training. A sampling of classes has been included above. For a full listing, please visit: Athletic Centre & Goldring Centre: http://uoft.me/kpegroupfit  | Hart House: http://harthouse.ca/fitness/drop-in-fitness

There are drop-in mindfulness meditation, tai chi and yoga workshops offered every week as part of the Mindful Moments initiative. A sample has been included above. For a full listing, please visit: http://uoft.me/mindfulmoments

Personal Interest

[NOTE: the workshops listed below are in this section as they may not fit into the sections above. That said, ANY workshop that interests you (including those listed above) can be counted as your Personal Interest workshop.]

 

Get Crafty 

Thursday, December 6, 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. [new]

Reading Room, Hart House (Main Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)

This series of drop-in craft workshops will teach you the skills needed to create a craft. There is a new craft every week and you'll come away with a finished project. Instruction and materials are provided - as are the tea and cookies. Offered by Hart House.

No registration required.

 

 

 

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Thursday, December 6, 12 – 2 p.m. [new]

Great Hall, Hart House (Main Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)

On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the U of T commemorates the many ways in which all women experience gender-based violence — from missing and murdered Indigenous women, transgender women, and the broad spectrum of women from vulnerable populations. This year’s event will include lunch, the presentation of awards to honour research that addresses gender-based violence, a keynote address by Rania El Mugammar and a ceremony to honour the women of the Polytechnique.

No registration required.

 

Involvement Activities

 

Alternative Reading Week

Immerse yourself in three days of volunteering with community organizations at this year's February Alternative Reading Week. Make meaningful contributions, build relationships, and learn more about the City of Toronto. ⭐ Bonus: CCR approved!
Register online: https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/ccp/alternative-readiing-week-phase-1-form

 

Join an Intramural Team

Looking for something fun and active to do in the new year? Now is a good time to contact your college or faculty's intramural representative (the person on your college or faculty's student government in charge of organizing intramural teams) to find out about registration dates and how to join a team. With sports ranging from basketball to rugby, ultimate to tennis, flag football to inner tube water polo, there's something for everyone!

For more information about U of T Intramurals, please visit: http://www.uoftintramurals.ca

 

 

Leading Together [new]

Leading Together: A Student Leadership Conference is an opportunity to connect with student leaders from diverse roles, areas of study and experiences at U of T. During the day-long conference, students will have the opportunity to: 

  • Engage other students in peer-led sessions, wellness and experiential learning activities. 
  • Listen to a keynote speaker. 
  • Build a network with fellow students across campus.

Leading Together focuses on connecting students and turning ideas into action in all areas of leadership. This event is entirely planned and presented by students for students.

Register online: http://clnx.utoronto.ca  (under Events & Workshop Calendar > Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs)

 

For involvement activity ideas, please visit the Blueprint website at www.blueprint.utoronto.ca.